Posted by Raj on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 12:28am.
If the distance between two objects is tripled, by what factor will the
gravitational force between them change?
Physics - drwls, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 12:30am
1/(3^2) = ?
That's called using the inverse square law.
Physics - Raj, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 12:45am
but what is the 3^2 for? If the 3 is for the distance being tripled...what about the exponent 2?
Physics - Raj, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 1:04am
Oh nvm, you mean
F = 1/d^2
Physics - drwls, Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 2:36am
1/(3^2) = 1/9
Square the distance ratio and put it in the denominator
Physics - Anonymous, Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:44pm
if the separation distance b/w two objects is tripled is increased by a factor of 3,then the force of gravitation is decreased by a factor of 6
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